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been raising funds since march 11th, the day of the earthquake. the giants contacted us within hours and asked how they could help. they're allowing us to have over 100 volunteers here to help today. >> people still really need it badly in that area. the overall need is great for every day supplies to keep people going. this money, it goes directly to those people. >> 100% of the money will go directly to citizen relief efforts in japan right now. even though a lot is off the regular news, people are suffering. children are suffering. and we just want to help us as quickly as we can. >> you said now, it's now weeks after and some of the initial shock is gone, but from being in contact with people, it's now this post stress of how do i live my life. how do i get through another day? >> i think the realization of losing everything has finally set in after the initial shock of dealing with traumatic devastation. a lot of post-traumatic stress disorderer. a lot of mental health counseling issues with children that lost their parents. the need is tremendous and will continue to go on. >>
reservoirs are filling nicely, but for some, maybe even too much. nbc bay area's marianne favro joins us from lexington reservoir near los gatos. for a while, it was drought conditions, that was the big buzz, now the potential for flooding. >> reporter: we've dodged the bullet for now. lexington reservoir is 97% full right now, and it's not the only reservoir that is filling up in fact, in the last two days, the ten reservoirs in the county have seen an additional $2.5 billion gallons of water. the santa clara water district says it's now at 107% of capacity. this is where the extra water goes. >> it's a lot of water. >> reporter: more than fred malts has ever seen here before. a few miles away, lexington reservoir is on the verge of filling up. another reservoir five miles west of morgan hill is already full and filling over. here's a snapshot of five of the ten reservoirs. stevens creek, 87% full. almaden, 75%. chesbro, just over 100%. >> this is really the ideal situation that your reservoirs are as full as you can get them at the end of the rain year. >> reporter: the new totals are dousi
you're looking at is the calm before the next storm. jeff ranieri is here with us right now. no snow this time, but rain and serious wind. >> yeah, that's right. wind that could cause power outages and isolated flooding concerns. flooding certainly an issue here on our creeks, rivers and streams when we get these storms moving in and this will be rising the creeks, rivers and lereams to potentially dangerous vels the storm is edging closer, about 125 miles offshore, but the center remains hundreds of miles down here. we are talking about winds that could gust as high as 50 miles per hour and for that, the entire area under a wind advisory. the northeasve south bay and the peninsula, where winds could be sustained at 30 miles per hour, even gusting up to 350 miles per hour at times. 10:00 p.m., the wind starts to develop. by 6:00 a.m., we'll be watching for the potential of isolated flooding. i'll have more on exactly the timing of this whole system coming up in minutes. >>> the fiery images from september 9th of last year are sered into the minds of many in the area. the pipeline exp
. >> u.s. experts believe it could be weeks before the emergency is resolved, and americans are being urged to flee a 50 mile area around the plant. on our shores, radiation monitoring has been stepped up on the west coast as a precaution. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the west coast, alaska, hawaii or u.s. territories in the pacific. >> we have seen no radiation, by the way, even on incoming cargo or passengers that comes close to reaching a harmful level. >> in tokyo, experts say radiation levels are below harmful levels, but anxiety is on the rise. and the pentagon is organizing a voluntary evacuation of american military families and citizens who want to get out. >> now, there is a lot of american expertise with regard to nuclear energy that's being called upon to help in japan. tonight we've learned of another american resource that's being looked into, the super soaker, the converted 747 used to drop huge amounts of water on wildfires. we talked with the company that runs it tonight and they say they're in talks with what role they could play. they lik
mother. but tillman cannot afford to bring her home and he needs help. his daughter, lynn, is a u.s. citizen born in santa cruz just before her parents divorced. >> she's a really good kid, you know. and i know just by talking to her and hearing her voice, i can tell she's scared. >> tillman has been in touch with his daughter by phone. his ex-wife plans to remain in japan to tend to her family there. >>> now, the death toll from japan's earthquake and tsunami rose today to almost 8500 people. another 13,000 are missing. the death toll is expected to climb as rescue workers discover more bodies. but at the same time, there are remarkable stories of survival. today an 80-year-old woman and her 16-year-old grandson were rescued. the two were trapped in their kitchen and survived by eating the food that happened to be left in their refrigerator. meanwhile, the number three reactor at the crippled fukushima power plant is stable again tonight after an unexpected rise in pressure this morning. radiation from the plant is showing up in more food, but reaction from shoppers is mixed. >> i
conducted the investigations and arrests. on the tapes, these officers appear to be using a master key to enter rooms during a drug investigation at the henry hotel. but in the police reports, the officers claim to have knocked and gotten verbal permission to enter. >> an organization as large as the sfpd, i think it would be unreasonable for the chief of police to be unaware of eventing happening in the city. i think i have to be judged by what were the actions i took when i found misconduct -- >> reporter: the interim chief says that one supervisor are on leave and all officers will be retrained. >> if i find out the policies and procedures that have been broken, people will be held accountable. if i find out they need to be changed, they will be made. >> reporter: he expeblgts more cases to be thrown out. now, he says that gascone, who used to be the police chief before he became district attorney just a few months ago, is making the right moves here. he says there's absolutely no way that he could actually prosecute these cases successfully with so many questions surrounding how th
for taking the time to talk with us. the most important, the student's condition. what is it? >> caller: at the present time, we're very pleased and very blessed to say, based on information that we have from the hospital, that there were no severe injuries the young man has suffered and it does not appear -- right now, you have no idea about any long term prognosis. right now, it looks like minor injuries at the most. but they are still -- they are still working on it there at the hospital, as i understand. >> glad to hear he's doing well. can you tell us if they were on a field trip near fort point, how did he come to climb? did he climb up to that section of the bridge or what is your understanding of what happened? >> caller: no. actually, they were walking out on the bridge. this is a wonderful part of our huh pan humanities program, the required literature and history and social science with philosophy and sociology and things like this. they were on a field trip and the first thing they do on the way to the museum is they will stop and walk on the golden gate bridge. that is quit
attacks sale of medical marijuana. kris sanchez joins us live. you were at a training session. what were some of the questions? >> there were a lot of hands in the air asking questions. lodgist cal type questions. there were also a lot of questions about whether the tax will lead to legitimacy for pot businesses in this city. >> how to pay taxes? how are we keeping tracking? >> the owner of the 408 collective says that talking business with the city of san jose is a bit ironic. >> they're telg us it's illegal to operate, but pay us while you operate. >> in november, voters passed the pot tax and now, barbah and all others on are the hook for 7% of the money. that's a cause he says he'll pass on. >> i don't think it's fair to the patients. i'm not the one paying it. so that's not fair to my patients. >> another operator hopes that paying taxes is the true -- where selling marijuana is still illegal. >> the city needs to protect us. you're allowed to be here in the city, we're allowing you to conduct business then tax us. >> but whether or not the city considers the dispensaries legal does
's begin with george who joins us from tokyo via skype. like millions of japanese residents, you, too, are waking up to a brand new day filled with brand new hurdles. take us inside here and tell us what the pulse of that city is now. >> you said it. it is a brand new day here. i think this day started last night. we got a good feeling for what's going on here in tokyo as we've seen many who live here as well as tourists trying to leave the city and though they're hearing the levels of radiation, they're not taking chances and are fleeing tokyo while they can, including one man from san francisco who we met at the train station. >> with the threat of radiation increasing in tokyo, many who live here have already made up their minds on what they're going to do. get out now. count this tokyo native in that crowd. >> i never expeerntsed such a thing, so i don't know what to do. i just don't know. there's long line at the store right now. i think the you know, like the panic's starting. >> there were long lines at the tokyo train station with many people wearing masks. she said she will b
these neighbors closer together. living in the mountains, they're used to being resilient. and they say they're okay, holding tight for now. they just hope this hillside will also hold tight. well fortunately no one was hurt in the slide. the public utilities director for santa cruz county tells me that the upper portion of the slide is not stable, and that's what they're really concerned about right now. i have to tell you, even while we were out shooting video, some smaller rocks started to come down. so this is a very fluid situation. reporting live from scots valley, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >> all right, marianne, thank you for that update. >>> all the rain might cause a lot of people headaches, but for some, it's pure gold. rainy season is busy season. at golden west auto body in san jose, rain increases business by about 30%. slick roadways and the recent time change means a lot of fender-benders out on the roads. working in wet weather is not ideal, but the owner says it's nice to help his customers. >> i like to think of it as i'm getting people back on the road. they got
has more coming up at 6:00. >>> now to a story affecting so many of us, even people with hybrids are starting to notice the difference. in california, the average price per gallon is now $3.90. though we've seen several stations topping the $4 mark. now, the white house is thinking about stepping in. scott budman is with us from our news room and seems like every day you go to the pump and there's a 5 cent difference. >> and everyone is feeling it. the average cost of a gallon of gas now pushing up towards $4. san francisco bay highest, $3.94 a gallon. prere is concern these high ic es will slow what had been a steady recovery. now, the white house is consider taking action. >> these days, paying at the pump means pain at the pump. for weeks, gas prices have been steadily climbing with no end in sight. the national average now at $3.50 a gallon. in the bay area, it's much higher. in fact, prices have spiked 15 cents in the last week, nearly 40 cents in a month. it's a rip off. i have to spend $65 to fill up my car and it only lasts a week. >> not since katrina have we seen prices
million of the project comes to us thanks to congressional earmarks. alexander's sitters served four years of probation for letting the toddler wander away from her. he would have been 8 years old, but the little boy had left behind somewhat of a legacy, one that would allow other to cross the tracks safely. >> that's going to be awesome. especially like you say, we're in the going to be in danger anymore. >> reporter: and in the last 45 minutes alone, i've seen more than two dozen people crossing these tracks, again, illegally. most of them are teenagers. that's because their only option is a crossing about a quarter of a mile from here. they say they're not going to do that. >> that is so dangerous. thank you very much. >>> a major milestone in the construction of the bay bridge's eastern span. crews finished hoisting the fourth segment of the tower today. a move that puts them a little ahead of schedule. the installation has going on since monday and was finished early this morning. it will connect the four tower lengths. the entire project is expected to be finished by september 2013.
dynamics to give us plenty of uplift. then we had the winds from the sow that helped provide this twisting of the atmosphere. some of our damage coming to us at king and pacific in santa rosa. where winds could range from 73 to 112 miles per hour. then to the south, of course, the ocean beach water spout which we will have video of coming up in just a minute. i also want to bring your attention here to our storm highlights. we take this, you'll see at 11:02, we had a tornado warning in san mateo county. there have been little in the way of damage reports. as far as an ef-1, winds 86 to possibly 110 miles per hour. we are going to continue our coverage in ocean beach. you were tracking it this morning. wild, wild bay area weather. >> reporter: that's right. the national weather service tell me they only issue tornado warnings in our area once every three years or so. we are experiencing kind of the calm after the storm right now in ocean beach. but actually, the bay jerry no stranger to tornado activity. there was one at sfo and in may we saw a very strong tornado in sunnyvale. that one mad
at the oliver home, officers were also knocking on the door. >> they called a couple of times letting us know there was a mountain lion in the area, to be aware of it. very good about that. >> reporter: in the end, fish and game officers say they had no choice but to shoot and kill that mountain lion. too late. all right, so, you might be asking yourself at this point, why couldn't they tranquilize this animal. they're beautiful and part of our natural habitat. the problem is that the officers did not have a clean shot and had edged itself in between two fences and they couldn't make sure they could hit the animal where they needed to hit it. they take between 10 to 15 minutes to go into effect and at that point, a large crowd had gathered and it was too dangerous to let the animal perhaps escape from that area. and go down as the tranquilizer kicked in. they felt the only sure shot was a deadly one. >> while we have you, you said there was a reverse 911 call. were there evacuated homes in that area? >> reporter: no, the whole idea behind the call was to tell folks to stay inside. when they g
to your friends right away from the beginning. you're there now. tell us how people are reacting days after with all of theses aftershocks that they are still enduring. >> reporter: that's right, jessica. jittery nerves, caution and concern is the best way to describe the mood here in tokyo this morning. let's just say this. you talked about the explosion, the third explosion at the nuclear plant in fukushima. add that to the aftershocks that we continue to feel in this region. we felt one last night. there were ten that we felt yesterday, including one that was pretty strong. in fact, i was talking to diane dwyer live when we were going through that. because of that, people here in tokyo are stocking up on food and water. you can go up to some of the grocery stores and we will see empty shelves where food and water once existed. i talked to one of my friends who moved here about a month ago. she is now in nagasaki. please come here. you will be safer here. that's where she is now. i just talked to her several hours ago. she wants to return back to tokyo because this is her home and w
areas. today, u.s. officials also urged americans to move farther away from the troubled power plant. than japanese leaders have been advising. kris sanchez has more. >> americans hearing that advice to get farther away would be wise to follow it as the focus now has shifted to a reactor that is considered stable. meanwhile, they doused the power plant with water from above until they were grounded by spiking radiation levels. japan doubled the number of workers heading into the plant to assess the situation. all this time, the japanese had been telling people to stay 12 miles away, but that may not be far enough. >> american citizens in japan evacuate, those american citizens within a 50-mile radius of the reactors evacuate from that area. this is the same advice that the nrc would give if this incident were taking place in thenit uni states. >> how u.s. military pilots are not being allowed within that radius of the plant except for the ones who are going to assist in some relief missions. they are getting those iodine tablets. as the white house delivers the urgent message t
for some of us. here's a look at the doppler radar system. the east bay getting a much-needed break after the hail stones came down this morning. you can see the rain is filling back in across the peninsula and it's starting to increase in intensity. there is another round of heavy rain and very strong winds heading our way tonight, into tomorrow. warnings, watches, flags are flying. we've got winter storm warnings for the lake tahoe area above 7,000 feet. we're talking about much more snow coming your way overnight tonight. we've got high wind warnings and advisories for the central valley. and for the bay area, some folks could be looking at gusts upwards of 50 to 60 miles per hour overnight tonight. the highest winds being in the santa cruz mountains. all of us are going to get things blown around pretty good tonight. the rainfall accumulations with the latest storm will be pretty significant for all of us. we'll talk about that with our seven-day forecast coming your way in just a few minutes. >>> american, european and arab allies have launched the largest military intervention in an
in japan lets know how vulnerable we >> reporter: for many of us, take a look at this videotape where you can see the four faults that seismologists know of here in the bay area. they are the san andreas, hayward, rogers creek fault. they're located in urban areas. experts believe the rogers creek fault located in the santa rose area will be the next one to cause a major earthquake because a lot of tension is built up underground. there's a major difference between the japan earthquake and the loma prieta, the one we experienced back in 1989. >> in the loma prieta, we were very close santa cruz, san jose and we then saw lots of shaking in the san francisco peninsula. the devastation in san francisco was very localized due to particular types of ground motion that caused strong shaking. >> reporter: the map you see here shows where the quake struck in japan and how far it struck below sea level. everything is computerized, but take a look at what the japanese quake looks like on paper. it looks pretty devastating and another thing that is pretty frightening, seismologists tell me that we k
with us right now you are east of felton near the santa cruz mountain community of mount herman and we hear another road is blocked off from yet another landslide? >> reporter: you're right, jeff. the slide happened at 11:00 this morning. in fact, we were driving on this road when we actually saw the rocks coming down and we also saw some sparks from the powerlines. i want to show you what's going on right now if you come down here, you can see that there is a man in a bucket truck up there. what he is doing is using a chainsaw to actually cut away the trees away from the power lines. looking down at the road, you can see how much this dirt has completely covered the roadway. no one can get through right now. it also brought down a very large tree. and this slide is impacting more than 400 people. >> the tree went over the line. >> reporter: drivers were directed to take a detour because of this danger, a rock slide crashed down on conference road in mount herman, blocking it. in a domino effect, the slide knocked down this tree which then took out powerlines. now these nearby homes ar
concerned about the body of the university, they're treating us as criminals. they just arrested us. they're not willing to have an ho honest dialogue about the concerns of the campus, about operational excellence. >> their support base is growing down below. we made a call to campus officials, we haven't heard from them yet. we do expect to soon. we do know that police are planning a strategy to get them down. they say that they're looking for forces to come in. i was here last night, and they had officers from alameda koufrnty sheriff's department and from san francisco. so they may be calling the forces in to try to get them down safely. we don't have a timetable for that. we'll be here and give you an update at 6:00. reporting live in berkeley, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> we'll keep an eye on things, thank you. >>> a three-day hearing into the san bruno gas line explosion wrapped up in washington, d.c., today with a loud and clear message. changes must be made. the chair woman of the hearings says the accident highlighted a pattern of recurring safety problems. and people i
anything on it. we need the water district to cooperate with us. >> but the water district says the creek is theirs. >> the creek is owned by the mobile home park. we do have annesement over parts of it and it's for flood protection purposes. >> the water district says it can help with technical advice on preventing future erosion, but it can't use public funds to repair private property. >> that's news to me at this point. >> reporter: while both sides debate the issue, kumar's neighbors who own their holmes have only one expensive option, pay $30,000 to move them or perhaps watch stevens creek swallow them away. and just to clarify one more time, mr. kumar rented both the mobile home and he leased the land that it was on. the other homeowners who had their mobile holmes red tagged they owned those but are also las vegas the land. it costs them about $30,000 if they want to move this mobile home out of this danger area. the water district tells me there are other concerns along stevens creek, concerns of erosion so this problem might not be over yet. and as raj mentioned at the top, we g
. >> she did tell us her dog was missing inside the house, we did a quick search, found the dog. they've been reunited at the neighbor's house. >> reporter: the tree, about 5 feet wide and 100 feet tall likely toppled because of high winds and saturated grounds. >> neighbors heard the crash. >> i thought it was thunder. >> now, willie is worried about the trees on his property. >> i have a couple huge fir trees way up above my house. >> reporter: neighbors are also concerned about flooding on this road, the same road that is blocked by a rock slide. the newly cut trail that allows 50 people trapped access in and out is now a muddy mess. crews are expected to build a new path here tomorrow. our stormy weather has forced people to change the way they live. and for this family, change where where they live. you are seeing firefighters from felton hose down the road to make sure that it is not slick for drivers when they reopen this road at 6:00. as i mentioned, things are changing by the minute. i just heard about another tree that fell down and blocked another road here in mount herman.
tonight. what do you have for us? >> reporter: good morning and good evening to you there. it's 9:00 in the morning tokyo time. we just felt another aftershock just a few minutesago. it was slightly small, but since we arrived here last night we have felt at least, counting the one that just happened, seven aftershocks now. the strongest one happened while we were sleeping. it was strong enough it woke me up. you could hear the windows and furniture rattling. the swaying lasted for i'd say about ten seconds, but conan nolan from knbc in los angeles, he woke up too. we're like, well, trehe's another aftershock. so you can understand why many people here in tokyo are still a little nervous. we've been watching the japanese tv stations from our hotel room and they're showing a lot of supermarkets, as you mentioned, diane, showing a lot of supermarkets with empty shelves. many residents it appears from the video are stocking up on food and water in case there's another strong quake. we're about an hour from tokyo proper. when we got to the airport last night, we saw a lot of media com
. one is not enough people to adequately evaluate pipeline safety. another is whether pg&e tried to use excuses instead of actually investigating the pipeline. >> things like using a report to on the basis of not excavating or investigating things found, which are required to do. >> reporter: a fact finding mission that won't change the fact eight people are dead, but one that may save lives in the future. >>> the final day of the hearing is scheduled for tomorrow. industry leaders will be questioned about safety technology. in response to today's testimony, pg&e issued a statement saying it has launched a number of initiatives to strengthen the company's operations. >>> the issue went all the way to the supreme court. the decision. the antigay church group is protected by the first amendment. raj mathai has the rejection. >> it's been a compelling story. a little church in kansas making big news. the westbrough baptist church doesn't have much of a conversation. it's led by fred phelps and the church members are mostly his relatives. here's the back story. the father of a marine killed
came and took over the entire street. >> reporter: she took us inside this downstairs apartment unit where she found soaked carpet and a muddy kitchen. >> we'll have to rip that out. we'll have to redo all the flooring, it is ruined. >> reporter: the water inside rose four and a half inches. damage force ad few businesses to close today as crews worked to dry out shops. this carpet from a jewelry store is now trash on the street. the storage room at the village mouse gift store is also soaked. a failed drainage pim pipe mere runs under this mobile home park caused this spontaneous river. there are 43 mobile homes here. the spark now close asked more than 83 people must live with friends or in hotels for the next one to two weeks. >> we think the damage will be in the millions of dollars. a small city like the city of capitola needs some assistance. >> reporter: people are preparing for the next storm. the city of capitola issued a proclamation today asking the governor for state disaster money. reporting live in capitola, nbc bay area news. >>> new at 5:00, take a look from our
happen to us. >> reporter: sunnyvale police canvassed the neighborhood twice, but have little to go on. >> right now, we have a very vague description of the suspect. the suspect was wearing a mask. we feel that from the interview with the victim, the suspect is approximately 5'6" to 5'8" tall, medium build, and possibly with a hispanic accent. >> reporter: police say the victim's friend was asleep in her bedroom in the same apartment, and heard nothing. her dog also barked, but she didn't realize why. officers believe this is an isolated attack. garcia says from now on she's not taking any chances. >> i'm going to try to be more aware, lock my doors all the time, my windows, and be alert. >> reporter: sunnyvale police have also contacted other bay area cities to see if they have any cases similar to this one. so far, they have not established any connection, which is why they need your help. if you have any information about this case, police call the sunnyvale police department, and also if you prefer to remain anonymous, that's no problem. all you have to do is text to sv tip at tip
egypt's revolution where many protesters used social networking sites to spread the word. the government there shut down the internet for about a week. >>> the showdown in libya and the uncertainty across the middle east has gas prices headed up. they're headed up across the country. california now heads the pack with the most expensive gas prices in the nation, usually california trails at least, alaska and hawaii. california apparently uses a significant amount of imported oil and that's partly the reason for the bigger jump in prices here. no matter where you live, increase in gas prices impacts just about everything you do. >> people won't be able to afford the houses if they don't pay for the gas. >> they're killing us. they're killing us. i'm out of work. i don't know how i'm going to afford to live. >> the national average for a gallon of regular is now$3.38. here in the bay area, the average is a whole lot higher. in san francisco, a gallon of regular is at $3.92. that's the average. that is up 45 cents from just a month ago. in oakland, it's $3.88 compared to $4.41 a month ago.
trying to blow us up. >> reporter: rising prices and anxiety that go far beyond the pumps. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >> of course, if you went outside at all today, you noticed the dreary weather out there. plenty of rain today, but a bit of a change tomorrow. let's get a check of the weather with meteorologist rob mayeda. hello, rob. >> hi there, diane. we're starting to see some of the changes in san jose. we've got the winds picking up now south at 13 miles per hour. 60 degrees, not much rain around san jose. but san francisco has been a little bit of a different story, as you can see there. a drizzly drive across the golden gate drive. south wind at 13 miles per hour. in terms of rainfall, not a whole lot in the south bay. generally a tenth of an inch or less around san jose. as we come up to san francisco and san ramon, close to a half inch of rain. a lot of that fell earlier this morning and caused problems on the morning drive around the bay area. right now you can see some rain showing up around napa, pretty good cells from from yountville into napa county. a few more
information you have, as she said, would help us. and my family, and i, will be very appreciative if you are able to give anything. >> the city and others are offering a $17,000 reward for information leading to the arrest, conviction of the killers. >>> a bay area family is mourning the death of a soldier killed in afghanistan this week. 27-year-old eric trueblood died thursday, where we're told he stepped on a hidden bomb. the army sergeant from alameda is the first bomb expert to die in afghanistan in just the past week, and the second from the bay area. preliminary reports indicate trueblood was walking toward an ied that had just exploded when a second bomb went off killing him. trueblood was an eight-year army veteran. >>> still to come at 5:00, how fault lines in california compare to japan's. >>> we feel like if they can come here, have a wonderful experience with us, pick a dress that they feel wonderful in, they feel confident in, they feel empowered to make their decision, they could feel that way every single day, what would the world be like if we had a bunch of empowered wo
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